miserly

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Etymology[edit]

Combination of miser "money-hoarding person" and -ly, attested from the 1540s.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɪ.zə(ɹ).li/

Adjective[edit]

miserly (comparative more miserly, superlative most miserly)

  1. Like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money

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